Phone: (765) 742-0056
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Charley, Sr., has been practicing law since 1957. In addition to concentrating in serious personal injury, Mr.
Vaughan, Sr. concentrates
in the area of Condemnation Law.
Mr. Vaughan Sr., has been listed since 1994 in
The Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury
litigation. He has been repeatedly voted as an Indiana Super Lawyer
in Indianapolis Monthly by his peers and was the recipient of The
Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year for his courageous representation of
Ryan White. Mr. Vaughan Sr. and his son, Charley Jr., worked to fight
discrimination against children with AIDS. Through their efforts, Ryan
White was allowed to return to school despite his illness. Their efforts
led to a change in the law and ultimately to the enactment of the Ryan
White Act and helped to lessen discrimination against AIDs victims across the
country. Mr. Vaughan Sr., also received the Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.
Charley Sr. is an avid equestrian and has won many
prizes and awards including a national championship in Reining in the
Arabian class. He enjoys playing golf with his son,
Charley Jr., spending time with his grandchildren, and with his family.
"I have always marched to my
own drummer. Some have called me a maverick. To me, this has always been a
compliment. I, and the generation of Vaughan lawyers before me, have
strived to be leaders, not followers. This is what I offer to our
clients and it has served them and our firm well."
Indiana University A.B., 1953
University School of Law J.D., 1957
County Attorney, Tippecanoe
Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice,
Valparaiso School of Law, 1972
Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1987
Member, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member; President
1966), The Association of Trial Lawyers (Sustaining Member); American
Judicature Society ABOTA (Charter Member); Lawyer Pilots Bar
Association; Indiana College of Trial Lawyers (Charter Member); Million
Dollar Advocates Forum; Litigation Council of America (Charter Fellow).
Listed since 1994 in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of
personal injury litigation.
Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 from the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.